*NEW* Class Updates and Changes
I posted last week about ‘*NEW* Training Class: Combat Transition.’ I have now implemented that and updated the schedule.
The new class will be called the Rifle Manipulation Primer (RMP). I am bringing Aaron on as an AI for these classes. Instead of TC3 being available the day prior to CRCD classes, the new format will be a morning Combat Lifesaver (TC3) class and an afternoon RMP class. Cost for the day $100.
The default setting for this day is that I will teach the TC3 and Aaron will teach the RMP. Aaron loves this stuff, is very talented, and is currently working on additional two day classes: Combat Rifle Manipulation (CRM) and Combat Handgun Manipulation (CHM). The idea is that these classes can run concurrently to the tactical classes, or on separate weekends. They will be two day classes and the details/schedule will be released soon.
Facilities: Now that ‘Kevin the Bulldozer man’ has pushed in my new parking lot and roads on the property, I am going up to recce and have him build a new gallery range for these new classes. My intent is that this new square range will be accessible from the parking lot easily by foot, and can thus be run concurrently to tactical classes over at the usual CRCD training ranges. CRCD uses ranges 1 & 2. Range 3 is available, which is a full valley that I usually only use for the raid on the Combat Patrol class. The intent is thus to have the new gallery range (square range) located close to there, and along with range 3, available for the RMP and the new weapons manipulation classes.
I am also going to change arrival procedure to skip out the meet point (which will become a rally point in case of lost etc) and have students directed straight to the new parking area. The info packets that I send out will begin to contain directions to the site parking area. We can then better manage students arriving for different classes etc.
The new class format is effective immediately and takes precedence over the old TC3 class. The days training is optional. If you already paid for TC3, you are now getting TC3 and RMP at the new cost of $100. If you don’t want to attend both, that is fine but the cost is $100. If you are upset and want a refund of the $50 for the TC3, then let me know and I will send it. No doubt I will get a rash of emails wanting to just do one or the other. That is fine, and part of the reason for the meet directly at the parking lot, to manage this more easily. However, the cost is $100, either way.
This optional training day will consist of:
1) 4 hours morning training on Combat Lifesaver (TC3).
2) 4 hours afternoon training on Rifle Manipulation Primer.
The aim of the RMP class is to provide an opportunity for a better run up to the CRCD classes, a shallower learning curve, and thus a greater level of confidence and an improved learning experience for those contemplating attendance on CRCD classes.
Consider that shooting and weapon manipulation is different at CRCD than you may have experienced on square ranges. It is different doing it kneeling/prone on natural ground ‘in the wild,’ while under physical and nervous stress. Dealing with the basics of malfunction clearance can be a pain when you really need to be focusing on the bigger picture. Better combat environment weapon manipulation will enhance the student’s learning experience on the class. Rather than being focused on running their rifle, they could better focus on what is going on around them : shoot – move – communicate.
This extra training day will be an additional $100 to the class cost.
WHAT THE RIFLE MANIPULATION PRIMER COURSE IS
RMP is designed to act as a connective transition from the square range to the dynamic environment of combat that is replicated during CRCD and exists in combat. This training will introduce students to operating their weapons properly under stress and in adverse conditions. RMP will also act as a refresher for those who don’t regularly attend training or may be intimidated by the level of intensity encountered at CRCD. You will receive individual instruction that is tailored to your specific gear, body mechanics and weapon.
WHAT IT IS NOT
RMP is not an introductory course nor is it designed to act as a short cut or replacement for a professional level-one rifle course. It is not “Basic Rifle Lite.” It is not a marksmanship course.
DESIRED ENDSTATE OF TRAINING
At the end of RMP the students will have a greater understanding of how they will react under stress. How to minimize the chance of negligent fire and friendly fire during combat. What to do in the event of a weapons malfunction and a chance to better evaluate their gear. Increasing student weapons proficiently will allow them to better absorb tactical training and evaluate their performance.
- Introduction to the effects of stress
- Zero confirmation/establishment
- Moving safely in a tactical environment
- Conceptual use of cover
- Common firing positions
- Management of stoppages (malfunctions and reloads)
Approximately 200 rounds
MVT highly recommends that you add this class prior to a first time CRCD.
The CRCD page specifies that is you don’t attend the RMP, you need to arrive with a basic level of competence with your rifle, and specifies what you should work at. I am not making the RMP compulsory, because I know some people have a problem with the additional vacation required, and some are already at a good level of competence. I strongly recommend that you attend if you can. If you can’t, check out the CRCD page and work on getting better at the specified tasks. This will make your training experience at CRCD more productive, at a higher level.